The NFTS works with a range of partners in the Industry to provide opportunities for NFTS students and graduates.
The NFTS Bridge to Industry Schemes are designed to help NFTS students and graduates into the Industry - providing opportunities to create shorts, films and promos for our Industry Partner sponsors whilst continuing to be supported by the NFTS.
The NFTS works with a range of Industry partners, from BBC Films to clothing company Jigsaw, and schemes and opportunities vary from year to year.
Current Bridges to Industry projects include an opportunity to make a short film with BBC Films, the chance to make short promotional films for Odeon and Jigsaw, and screenwriting opportunities with Zen Design Studios. For Documentary, graduating students have workshop days with senior commissioners at BBC Factual.
NFTS students and graduates have recently completed Bridges to Industry, exploring 360° video filmmaking and creating a VR Game supported by AMD.
Other schemes have included the opportunity to make a feature film with Vertigo Films, to make promos for a range of leading companies including Armani, Toshiba and Ford and to make Booktrailers for Random House.
Two recent promos for Jigsaw were both nominated for Best Student Commercial at the British Arrows Awards, with one of them winning Gold. And NFTS Bridges to Industry 3 minute Horror short won Film4 and Fright Fest's Short Cuts To Hell competition.
The NFTS also supports students to make commercials for the Kodak/NAHEMI Student Commercial Competition.
Schemes are renewed annually and vary from year to year, the NFTS cannot guarantee that all or any of them will be available in your time at the school.
The NFTS also organises specialist Industry days, held at Channel 4, to provide an in depth look at particular fields, with top practitioners talking about their work. These have included a Horror Day, where speakers included Ben Wheatley and the head of Hammer Films; a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Day, with speakers from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who among others; Music Video Days with directors and commissioners of iconic videos for The Streets, The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Goldfrapp and Coldplay and Commercials Days with the top UK commercials directors.
To view a selection of work produced under the Bridges to Industry Scheme please visit the Screening Room.